The Garland Company is pleased to announce that Garland, through its Design-Build Solutions subsidiary (DBS), has earned a publicly procured, competitively solicited contract award for Contract #COG-2133A from The Cooperative Council of Governments (CCOG), an Equalis Group Lead Agency. The contract is available to any Equalis members in the state of Ohio.
Along with the comprehensive line of building envelope products and systems available from Garland/DBS, the Equalis contract includes inspections, design and engineering services, and leak management. Garland’s full-service manufacturing model gives its territory managers accountability and ownership through an entire roofing project, partnering with a strong network of trusted contractors for quality installation, and issuing a comprehensive warranty at project completion covering all labor and materials.
Alexis Turner, Director of Contracts for Garland, said, “We are excited to join forces with Equalis Group to support their mission providing time savings, budget efficiencies, and legal compliance to their members in our home state of Ohio. The advantages leveraging the offerings from Garland/DBS as opposed to a traditional solicitation are significant and measurable, and we are able to provide a site-specific pricing process to ensure an Equalis member gets the most competitive labor pricing on every job.”
Equalis Group delivers compliant, publicly procured cooperative agreements that public sector entities, including federal and state agencies, local governments, and educational institutions across the country can utilize to: i) quickly acquire the products and services they need; ii) receive better pricing through the collective buying power of Equalis Group Members; and, iii) save time through Equalis Group’s legal and compliant alternative to conducting their own resource-consuming solicitation process.
This contract was procured and awarded in accordance with the requirements of 2-C.F.R. Part 200, commonly referred to as “Uniform Guidance”. Why is that important? Because public sector entities receiving federal grant and award dollars can typically spend those dollars through Equalis Group’s already-procured contracts without having to conduct their own bid or request for proposals (RFP).
“A building’s roofing and exterior, beyond keeping the interior watertight and extending the life of the building, can improve energy consumption and help with indoor air quality,” said David Akers, EVP, Equalis Group. “With all this in mind, Equalis Group is happy to connect our Ohio members with Garland, who can deliver these benefits with quality products and service.”
How to Purchase through this Contract:
This cooperative contract vehicle is immediately available to Equalis Group members. Any public sector entity within the state of Ohio can join Equalis Group and begin utilizing this competitively solicited contract by completing the membership agreement, located here. There are no dues, fees, or obligations to join Equalis Group.
Contract #: COG-2133A
Effective Date: 8/01/2022
Expiration Date: 7/31/2026
Renewable Through: 7/31/2027
Additional information regarding the procurement process and contract award can be found on The Garland Company landing page on the Equalis Group website.
About The Garland Company:
The Garland Company, Inc.® is a worldwide leader of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for the commercial, industrial, and institutional markets. For over 125 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Today, our network of over 220 local building envelope professionals is ideally positioned throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to provide quality building envelope solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. Learn more about The Garland Company at www.garlandco.com.
About Equalis Group:
Equalis Group is a national public sector purchasing cooperative that develops and administers a diverse portfolio of cooperative purchasing programs that cover a wide range of products and services. Each program in Equalis’ rapidly growing portfolio provides its members with a legal and compliant exemption to the traditional bid/RFP process and the ability to configure the solution that best meets their individual needs while achieving the lowest total cost.